THE QUR'AN IS OUTRAGEOUSLY SEXIST.
ITS INCOMPATIBILITY WITH WESTERN CIVILIZATION RUNS DEEP
THE QUR'AN SAYS THAT RAPING WOMEN IS RIGHT BECAUSE THEY ARE PASSIVE "FIELDS IN WHICH TO PLOW":
After general salutations in Surah 1, and the introduction of Allah, and His "Messenger", Muhammad, the Qur'an starts for real with Surah 2, by far the longest in the Qur'an. It is called "The Cow". The Cow has four verses on women. Two are innocuous, two are abusive.
"It's OK to have sex with your wives on the night of the fast." [Surah 2; verse187]. "Menstruation is a sickness. Don't have sex with menstruating women." [S. 2; v. 222]. "WOMEN ARE YOUR FIELDS SO GO THEN INTO YOUR FIELDS AS YOU WANT. [S.2: v. 223]. "Women have rights that are similar to men, but men have a status above them." 2:228. "A woman is worth one-half a man." 2:282.
Thus it can be perceived, as soon as The Cow, early in the Koran, that once a woman is the possession of a man (it could be a wife, or a "slave girl", a concept ubiquitous in the Qur'an, not just in Southern American plantations of the eighteen century), she has no right in refusing sex. The Afghan law 132 just states this fact. It would seem that Obama, although "not at war with Islam", finds it "abhorrent".
QUR'AN: WOMEN ARE SEX WIDGETS:
"All married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess."
You can't have sex with married women, unless they are slaves obtained in war (with whom you may rape or do whatever you like). 4:24. "Marry the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four." 4:3.
QUR'AN: DON'T FORGET TO PUNISH WOMEN:
Lewd women are to be confined to their houses until death. 4:15. You may not forcibly inherit women, unless they are flagrantly lewd. 4:19. "All married women (are forbidden unto you) save those (captives) whom your right hands possess (slaves)." 4.24.
MEN ARE IN CHARGE OF WOMEN, BECAUSE ALLAH MADE MEN TO BE BETTER THAN WOMEN. Refuse to have sex with women from whom you fear rebellion, and beat them up. 4:34.
4: 35. Men are guardians over women because Allah has made some of them excel others, and because men spend on them of their wealth. So virtuous women are obedient...
Lot offers his daughters to a mob of angel rapers. 11:78. When the doom of Allah comes, pregnant women will suffer miscarriages, nursing mothers with forget their babies. 22:1-2. The wives of Muhammad will be punished double for lewdness. (And that is easy for Allah.) 33:30. The wives of Muhammad are not like other women. They must not leave their houses. 33:32-33. The wives of Noah and Lot (who were both righteous) betrayed their husbands and are now in the Fire. 66:10. Muhammad's wives need to be careful. If they criticize their husband, Allah will replace them with better ones. 66:5.
QUR'AN: WOMEN ARE PLAIN DISGUSTING:
Don't pray if you are drunk, dirty, or have touched a woman lately. 4:43. When it's time to pray and you have just used the toilet or touched a woman, be sure to wash up. If you can't find any water, just rub some dirt on yourself. 5:6.
"The GUILE OF YOU WOMEN... IS VERY GREAT." 12:28.
Those who disbelieve in the afterlife give female names to angels. 53:27. YOUR WIVES AND CHILDREN ARE YOUR ENEMIES. They are to you only a temptation. 64:14-15 [That idea comes straight from Jesus, a prophet of Islam.]
QUR'AN: WOMEN ARE FEEBLE MINDED AND ARE UNABLE TO DEVISE A PLAN. [Surah 4; verse 98].
QUR'AN: STEAL WOMEN:
There is no blame on you if you divorce women when you have not... appointed for them a portion, and make provision for them... (this is) a duty on the doers of good (to others).[2.236]. Males are to inherit TWICE AS MUCH as females. 4:11. "Unto the male is the equivalent share of two females." 4:176.
QUR'AN: SEXISM IS GOOD:
A man cannot treat his wives fairly. 4:129.
MEN AND WOMEN ARE ENEMIES! [Surah 7: verse 24].
If you accuse an honorable women of adultery, be sure to bring four witness. Otherwise you will receive 80 lashes. 24:4. A husband can accuse his wife of adultery with only one witness. 24:6 .
You don't have to be modest around your wives or your slave girls "that your right hand possess." 23:6. Believing women must lower their gaze and be modest, cover themselves with veils, and not reveal themselves except to their husbands, relatives, children, and slaves. 24:31. Prophet, enjoin your wives, your daughters and the wives of true believers to draw their veils close around them. 33:59.
MUHAMMAD HANKY PANKY:
Allah gave Zeyd to Muhammad in marriage. This was so that all Muslims would know that it's OK to marry your adopted son's ex-wife. 33:37. Allah says it is lawful for Muhammad to marry any women he wants. 33:50-51. When Allah or Muhammad decide that a man and a woman should marry, they must marry. 33:36. If men must speak to Muhammad's wives they must speak from behind a curtain. And no one must ever marry one of his wives. 33:53.
But it's OK for Muhammad's wives to talk with certain people. 33:55 If Muhammad's wives are good, Allah will give them "an immense reward." 33:28-29. O Prophet! Why bannest thou that which Allah hath made lawful for thee, seeking to please thy wives?"
Allah says it's OK for Muhammad to have sex with any of his wives whenever he wants. 66:1.Muhammad's wives need to be careful. If they criticize their husband, Allah will replace them with better ones. 66:5
APPRECIATION FOR HUMAN FEMALES:
Virgins await those who enter paradise. 4:57.
But the single-minded slaves of Allah will enjoy a Garden filled with lovely-eyed virgins. 37:40-48
Female companions await those who enter the Gardens of Eden on the Day of Reckoning. 38:52
Allah will reward faithful Muslims after they die with "fair ones with wide, lovely eyes." 44.54
Those in the Garden will be attended by immortal youths with wide, lovely eyes. 56. 17-23
NOT TO SAY MUHAMMAD WAS NOT A COURAGEOUS PROGRESSIST:
The parts of the Arabian desert that neither the Greco-Romans nor the Christians or Jews had penetrated yet were savage and cruel. Muhammad fought a lot of that successfully. For example, it was traditional to bury alive infant girls. The Qur'an condemns this:
"And when the one buried alive it is asked for what sin she was killed," (81:8-9).
In truth, the Qur'an as we know it was ordered by Uthman, the third successor of Muhammad, the greatest emperor of his time. This was extrmely opposed at the time: a coup developped against Uthman, and he was assasinated, or executed for it. The situation degenerated into a civil war that last to this day. So Obama's statement that:" " on the face of it, means nothing. The literal interpretation of the Qur'an was pushed by oil wealth and Saudis, long with the full approval of the USA (especially to fight, France, Britain or the USSR, or divide South Asia).
There are excellent reasons to believe that Muhammad would have been seriously irrate about the Qur'an we have presently (there are plenty of aspects of His personality in the Hadith, which, concurrently with known fact of His life, depict Him as very advanced, especially about the condition of women. That puts the rest of the Qur'an under suspicion.) 'Aisha, Muhammad beloved child-bride went to war about the sexism in the Qur'an. As she said: "It is not good that you people have made us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys." [Hadith, Volume 1, Book 9, Number 498.]
THE UN CHARTER CONTRADICTS THE QUR'AN:
The United Nations Charter, is an overgrowth of the "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity". The Quranic instructions above, which, once again are ALL instructions in the Koran relative to women, form a clear picture of complete violation of all the first seven articles of the Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.
"Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 4. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
Article 7. All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
THUS, THE QUR'AN IS AN ANTI WESTERN CIVILIZATION RECIPE BOOK:
The Qur'an explicitly contradicts the STATE OF LAW, central to Western civilization for more than two millennia. That principle is that all adults, even the monarch (if any) are equivalent in the eyes of the law. It is central to the present civilization. The fascist principle, the Fuererprinzip, is verse 59 of Surah 4 of the Qur'an (and that maybe where Hitler found it). It says the leader should be viewed as God, as long as he is a Muslim.
This should put to rest the issue of violation of the rights of women by the Qur'an. The Qur'an does not treat married women equally, and expect women in general to often be "slave girls", or "those that your right hand possess". A woman captured in war, even if married, is totally owned and has no human rights whatsoever. Women should be covered, beaten and confined, as soon as found morally short. In which case one can seize their property. Sometimes women are only allowed to speak behind a 'curtain", and are forbidden to leave the house. Why not? Women are "enemies", it's that simple. Why should enemies go school? When Obama says he loves Islam, shortly after saying that he wants girls to go to school, he is obviously contradicting himself.
Now, true, not all Muslims follow the Qur'an. Many of the outlying areas (Senegal, Indonesia) had interpretations that used to avoid a literal interpretation of the Qur'an. These interpretations should be the only allies the West can trust. Unfortunately, oil money and clout, plus CIA pro-religious extremist machinations, have increasingly brought a renaissance of the literal interpretation of the Qur'an. The bombing campaign of the USA, all the way to Pakistan, can only make the situation worse.